Research

My research interests lie at the intersection of applied ethics and technological innovations, particularly in biomedicine and data science applications. It is a position where we increasingly see a complex set of tensions. With advances in biomedical technology and health sciences, we must determine the appropriate use of new tools in care and research. Additionally, we must ensure patient rights are protected to make informed choices about using these tools. To this end, I am interested in the collective responsibility to enfranchise and protect individual rights.

Within these domains, I utilize an empirically informed approach to assess key themes, such as the right to self-direction and the potential benefits of an intervention or research program. Notably, to determine benefit requires a focus on the potential explanatory value of a study. This means that the ethical and epistemic considerations are bound up together.